Mass Effect

Rhetorical Video Games

Retro image of young couple standing in front of a large Atari home computer

I ran my Mass Effect 1 lesson plan today, and I must say that I’m all fired up about it. Why? Because it worked. Turns out, you can use a video game to teach a rhetorical concept, and not just as a medium that can be rhetorically analyzed, but as a modeling technology that enables (indeed requires) the cognitive work rhetorical concepts entail.

Communication in the Classroom

Two woman conversing in an art gallery

This semester I wanted to develop the Mass Effect lesson I devised in the fall.


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